Adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) benefit from COVID-19 vaccination, with its protective effect lasting up to 52 weeks postvaccination even among vulnerable populations such as corticosteroid users and older individuals, according to a study.
Critically ill patients with obesity see a significant rise in their body temperature following the use of dexmedetomidine (DEX) for ongoing sedation, as shown in a recent study. Furthermore, DEX duration and baseline temperature are significantly associated with fever development in these individuals.
Implementing a pharmacy practice model consisting of an integrated four-member team (three pharmacists and one specialty technician) leads to better medication access and improved education among heart failure (HF) patients, reports a study. The model also allows for transition of care (ToC) at multiple points in the care process, resulting in enhanced medication safety.
Concomitant administration of vancomycin (VAN) and piperacillin/tazobactam (PTZ) appears to contribute to a heightened risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in adult patients in the general ward, results of a study have shown. In addition, VAN+PTZ is associated with more severe AKI.
Treatment with surgery, needle fasciotomy, or collagenase injection results in similar outcomes among patients with Dupuytren contracture, reports a study. At 2 years, however, success rates are maintained with surgery but lower with the other two strategies despite retreatments.
Individuals with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) appear to be at greater risk for suicide attempts, suggests a study, which notes the importance of routine monitoring of mental health and suicide risk in individuals diagnosed with PCOS.